3 youth in banana costumes to promote Fair Trade bananas.

Support Fair Trade in Selkirk and enter to win the 2024 Conscious Consumer Contest!

What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a transparent and respectful partnership between producers and consumers. Fair trade contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – particularly in the global south. Fair trade products can include things made with Fair Trade bananas, chocolate, wine, beer, honey, coffee, quinoa, sugar, tea, gold, rice, cotton, nuts, vegetables and more. 

World Fair Trade day is May 11, 2024. Celebrate World Fair Trade Day with the kick-off of the Selkirk Fair Trade: Conscious Consumer Contest!

About the Contest

  1. Contest runs May 11-31, 2024
  2. Visit a participating business (see list below) and purchase one of their Fair Trade products. 
  3. Upon purchase, the business will provide you with a slip that contains a QR code to scan and take you to the entry form. Alternatively, the business may have a display with a poster that contains the QR code for you to scan and enter. 
  4. Scan the provided QR code and enter your details on the form and be entered to win! 
  5. One winner will be selected to win a Prize Pack, containing Fair Trade products and a $50 Biz Bucks Gift Card. The winner will be contacted by email. 

Participating Businesses

The following local businesses are participating in the 2024 contest. Visit their locations and try out our purchase their Fair Trade items to be entered to win!

City of Selkirk: Fairtrade soccer balls, Fairtrade Handbook, Garry Theatre Canvas Tote, Evelyn 1909 Canvas Tote – view our website for details on fair trade merchandise and to purchase. Link to enter the contest will be sent to you upon order being placed. 

NJOY Cafe: Sandwich specials 

Coop Market Place

No Frills

Victoria’s Flowers & Gifts: Fair Trade Flowers

Roxie’s Uptown Cafe

Brew & Bake

A&W Selkirk: Fair Trade Coffee

Shopper’s Drug Mart Selkirk

Rexall Selkirk

Canadian Tire

Wish Me

Manitoba Liquor Mart: Fair Trade Wine & Beers

Get Involved & Learn More

Want to get involved? Join the City of Selkirk’s Fair Trade Committee! We plan annual events and initiatives targeted at educating and promoting fair trade in the community. Contact CitizenSupport to join!